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5 Pack BullFrog Manual Turnout Control Kit

BF-0024
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Bulk package of 5 un-assembled BullFrog switch machines. Save $4.50!

One of the least expensive manual turnout controls available anywhere, the BullFrog not only offers a low cost manual turnout control solution but includes all of the same features you come to expect from a turnout control plus more.

  • Integrated Control Rod Mount - You have to purchase this separately for other turnout controls
  • Automatic Power Routing - Integrated SPDT switch with the option of adding an additional switch for DPDT
  • Very Small Mounting Footprint - One of the smallest under-mount footprints available
  • Solid, Robust Operation - Thoroughly tested to over 100,000 operations!
  • Full Selection of Supporting Products - Control rods, joiner kits, rod hangers, panel knobs, etc.

This version of the BullFrog comes un-assembled and includes all of the parts you need to build five complete switch machines, including:

  • All pre-cut wood pieces
  • Locking hardware
  • Control wire
  • SPDT microswitch
  • All screws, nuts & washers

To assemble the switch, you will need white glue. A modeling knife, fine sandpaper, #2 Philips screwdriver, and about 15 minutes. (The first one may take you a bit longer.)

The BullFrog is easy to mount under your layout with just two screws and will work with all scales from Z to O. The control wire offers high torque and a long throw, making it easy to mount the control with minimal alignment problems.

Use your own control rod, or purchase the control rod kit to connect the BullFrog to your control panel using a nylon control rod that includes a Z bend connector and decorative knob. We also offer several additional accessories.

Will the BullFrog fit under your layout?

Download the detailed dimensional diagram of an assembled BullFrog to be sure.

BullFrog Dimensional Drawing

The control rod (the rod that connects the BullFrog to your control panel) is sold separately and can be ordered from here.

The movement of the control rod is approximately 1".

9 reviews for 5 Pack BullFrog Manual Turnout Control Kit

  1. 5 out of 5

    Mark King (verified owner)

    I ordered 8 of the BullFrog MTC units and WOW speed of delivery from you in Canada to me here in the UK was excellent. Just 5 days and that was over the weekend and the Monday was a Bank holiday here too. Ordered on Friday received on Tuesday. The product is beautifully cut and is very crisp. The instructions are good and expertly printed. Just a little thing that could be shown a little more clearly was the schematic of the Keeper for the 2 nuts in the instructions. I took it that it should fit horizontally but in fact one end "kicks up". The GA drawing does show it at an angle so all was well. I still give it 5 stars as it is a super product. I'll be ordering some of your other products now I have found you. I build in 1:43 "0 "gauge scale. Thanks gents Best

  2. 5 out of 5

    Francis H. Mcarthur (verified owner)

    Design is straight forward. Can't wait to put into use on my HO Freemo Module.

  3. 3 out of 5

    Garrett Drozd (verified owner)

    your instruction show wood washer on top pivot point, the picture shows wood washer on long slot pivot point, also following arrows on assemble left and right versions on unit incorrect it can be put together incorrectly

  4. 5 out of 5

    Richard Herath (verified owner)

    Excellent product. Precision cut parts. Timely delivery. I would recommend Fast Tracks to anyone.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Tim Birch (verified owner)

    This is a well made product that works perfectly. It is simple to build, install and use. This allows you to get on with the modelling rather than spending time on complex fragile systems. The BullFrogs arrived here in the UK five days after being ordered - very impressive service.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Murray Brooks (verified owner)

    The BullFrog works very well once you figure out the instructions. Do yourself a favor and download the complete instructions from the website and watch the videos. The instructions in the package have not been corrected.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sven De Fruyt (verified owner)

    Top product, I used it on several layouts now!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Glenn Gronevelt (verified owner)

    I've purchased a dozen of Bull Frog units. The newer ones seem to assemble easier. They all fit well and perform well. It's possible to assembly them as a LH or RH unit. The instructions are not as clear as they could be to choose either LH or RH. However, I really didn't need that difference in my application. I use them to throw my switches which lay on top of 1/4" cork, 1-1/2" pink foam board and then 1/2" OSB board or a total distance of 2-1/4" through a 1/2' diameter hole. They work well.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Christopher Creighton (verified owner)

    I took a chance when I ordered the BullFrog turnout controls. I've had issues in the past with getting Tortoise machines to align properly and then there was the issue of wiring them... None of those issues with the BullFrogs. They are easy to assemble and are very easy to install. Admittedly, the wiring isn't an issue as I am going dead rail and full manual but they were a breeze and a great deal. Way to go Tim!

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The BullFrog Switch Machine and Accessories

This all-in-one document provides complete instructions for assembling the BullFrog Manual Turnout Control, TadPole Remote Control Rod Mount, Control Rod Hanger/Joiner, Control Rod Kit, The SideWinder, and Decorative Knobs.

The BullFrog Manual Turnout Control

One of the least expensive manual turnout controls available anywhere; the BullFrog offers all the same features as more expensive turnout controls. It includes a full selection of options and accessories. This overview video explains how the system works.

Building The BullFrog Turnout Control - Part 1

Here Tim demonstrates how to put together the unassembled version of the BullFrog.

Building The BullFrog Turnout Control - Part 2

Here Tim demonstrates how to put together the unassembled version of the BullFrog.

Building The BullFrog Turnout Control - Part 3

Here Tim demonstrates how to put together the unassembled version of the BullFrog.

BullFrog Control Rod Kit

The control rod kit includes all of the parts that you will need to connect the BullFrog manual turnout control to your front panel.

BullFrog Dual Actuator For Free-Mo Layouts

The BullFrog Dual Actuator makes it easy to switch the BullFrog switch machine from both sides of your layout. Designed for Free-mo modules, the actuator can be used on any type of layout where you need to control the BullFrog manual turnout control from two locations.

BullFrog Manual Turnout Control - Stress Testing

Before releasing our new BullFrog manual turnout control, we built this test jig to stress test the design. After 100,000 cycles, the BullFrog showed no significant signs of wear. To simulate switching stress, we restrained the switch wire, which broke after 10,000 cycles, while the BullFrog was no worse for wear.

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